This roundup is a bit late, I know. I took an unexpected hiatus for a couple weeks, the longest I’ve taken since Monkey Boy was born five years ago. I worked on some other projects (more news on those later) plus a couple of planned trips to visit family out of state. And this year I promised myself I wouldn’t work during any of those trips and try to avoid email and anything computer related as much as possible. Sometimes I need to unplug and just enjoy being without photographing and writing about all the details because it gets me back in touch with what I love.
Thanks to all who participated in June, I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful dishes and an innovative way to preserve fresh herbs. If you are new to Grow Your Own, visit the Grow Your Own page to learn more about the event. In spite of a late start this month, we'll still do a July event, so if you've made something using homegrown foods, we hope you'll join us!
And now for the round-up! Click the images to visit the posts.
Green Garnish Salad from Higher Path Sustainability (California, United States)
A beautiful green salad with homegrown kale, parsley, and chives with a quick olive oil vinaigrette.
Sautéed Beets from Erbe in Cucina (Italy)
Colorful homegrown beets sautéed simply in butter.
Carrot-Fennel Souffle Tart from Allotment 2 Kitchen (Scotland)
Lovely tart with carrots and homegrown fennel.
Green Salad Chiffonade with Blueberries from Sustainable Cooking for One (Massachusetts, United States)
Vibrant salad with mixed green, carrots, cherries, and homegrown blueberries.
Soup Mix, Dip, or Topping from Mainstream Solar Cooking (North Carolina, United States)
A make your own soup or dipping mix using dried homegrown herbs, perfect for hiking or camping.
Asparagus and Chard Gratin from Andrea Meyers (Virginia, United States)
And finally, I combined our homegrown chard with fresh spring asparagus to make a simple creamy gratin.